Thursday, January 17, 2013

Amaranth Leaves

Amaranth Leaves: 

Amaranth leaves are of many varieties like green, red and bicolored. The leaves are mainly used in curries and in the preparation of soups. The Leaves have many Nutritional benefits of Protein, Carbohydrates, Phosphorus, Vitamins, Folate, Calcium and Iron.

Nutritional benefits of Amaranth:
  • Amaranth leaves are low in Saturated Fat and very low in Cholesterol.
  • Amaranth leaves are also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6 & B9, Foliate, Omega-3 fatty acids, Niacin, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, Sodium, Copper and Manganese because of this it prevents diseases.
  • Amaranth leaves are rich in iron and vitamin- A. It helps in improvement of blood in the body. It is very much helpful in pregnancy.
  • One cup of Amaranth leaves is equal to four cups of milk, eight eggs, four Oranges, 50-60 grams meat, four to six apples.
  • Amaranth leaves help people who are suffering from eye diseases.
  • Juice of Amaranth leaves will cure vitamin deficiency.
  • Amaranth leaves Juice will help to cure Jaundice disease.
  • Amaranth leaves will fight against ageing.
  • Amaranth leaves are rich in calcium to strengthen bones, Teeth.
  • Amaranth leaves and seeds are effective in stopping diarrhea, and excessive bleeding in women’s menstruation.
  • Due to its astringent property fights against eczema and acne.
  • Juice of amaranth leaves will improve hair color when applied on hair.
  • Grains are high in protein and high in fat content. It contains unsaturated oil, which is high in linoleic acid and lysine, essential amino acids, necessary for total health maintenance and tissue repair.
  • Amaranth grains are also rich in carbohydrates and also gluten free.
  • Intake of amaranth leaves will protect our cardiac-vascular health. Amaranth leaves lower the risk of heart ailments.
  • Amaranth leaves act as anti-cancer because it contains a complete set of amino acids.That includes potential amino acid lysine and Vitamin C.
  • Amaranth leaves are a rich dietary source of phytosterols to lower cholesterol in the body.

Cautions with Amaranth:

  • Due to its high calcium content people who are suffering from Gout, kidney disorders or rheumatoid arthritis will get affected.
  • Clean Amaranth leaves in salt water to reduce pesticides and dust on it.
  • Nitrates in the leaves can be converted to nitrites when it is reheated. Avoid heating already cooked Amaranth leaves.

Juices with Amaranth: 

  • Amaranth leaves + Honey is the best medicine for people who are suffering from Asthma, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, constipation, Leucorrhea. And it is the best for pregnant women due to rich in folic acid. Intake of juice will avoid miscarriage and overlain cancer in ladies. 
  • Amaranth leaves + Lemon Juice will cure piles, blood from nose, Tooth tissue wounds, mouth sores, swollen gums, sore throat, high Blood pressure, cholesterol, Excessive Bleeding. 
  • Amaranth leaves + Lemon Juice will flush extra sodium content in the body. 
  • Amaranth leaves + Turmeric paste will improve the texture of skin and reduce pimples when applied as a cream.
 Recipes using Amaranth:


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